It may be hard to see into the summer months with the freezing cold temperatures, but it’s time to start not only thinking about, but applying, to summer internship programs. However, getting a summer internship this year may be tricky. With unemployment at a stagnant 9%, according to the most recent data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many college seniors are skipping the search for an entry-level position and focusing more on internship opportunities. That’s why college students need to be more on top of the internship search than ever. Start the internship search close to home – either in your hometown or college town. It may be easier to find something that provides you with the professional experience you’re looking for this summer. But don’t limit yourself either – there are plenty of big-name companies that are hiring interns right now, and they’re specifically looking for undergraduate students. Click "Next" or here to see more companies that are hiring summer interns now.